Sayaka - 40g
Our recommendation for people new to our matcha, Sayaka is a more light-hearted, smooth tea in the rich category. Its sweetness and umami are accompanied by a hint of bitterness.
Koicha: 4g (2 tsp.)
We recommend Sayaka for your first taste of Ippodo matcha, as it is a smooth blend with umami and just a hint of astringency. Try this matcha as koicha to experience the full depth and nuances of its character. As usucha, Sayaka is an accessible tea to serve to beginners and connoisseurs alike at teatime. For matcha lattes, we usually recommend a medium-to-light category matcha with more astringency, but some will choose Sayaka for its bright color, umami, and soft astringency.
How to prepare
Usucha (thin matcha)
Koicha (thick matcha)
Customer ReviewsWrite a review
This is the matcha I use for lattes every morning. It has a light umami flavor and is quite smooth.
This ceremonial grade matcha is easily the smoothest and most rejuvenating! Be sure to use the recommended tools and techniques to get the best experience!
Recently purchased 3 x 40g cans of Sayaka no Mukashi. It is usually an excellent matcha with plenty of umami and a crisply vegetal finish,
Different from, and not quite as good as Seiun, but still excellent. This last batch of 3 cans has none of the finish, or aftertaste, that I've always enjoyed from Sayaka. Instead, after an initial surge of umami, the taste disappears and it is as if I just drank warm water. At first I thought taking a daily zinc supplement might have blunted my ability to taste the matcha, but it is unlikely to affect the taste of the matcha and nothing else. The Sayaka will serve its purpose until I run out, but I will probably take a break from re-ordering it for a while, in case there is a temporary quality issue. The Seiun is great but expensive for my budget, but I will buy that next to make sure my taste buds aren't having an epistemological crisis.
Perfect matcha, perfect service!